Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2008
DJ Iber Publishing announced today the release of A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation, a two-volume set of guidebooks for clinical documentation training and strategy, by Dr. Ruthann Russo. Developed using years of hand-on training with physicians and academically peer reviewed results, the book provides the only scientifically proven method for effective, sustainable, and compliant physician clinical documentation training. A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation is available at http://www.acompellingcase.com.
Russo's interventional research study, on which the book is based, was nominated for Best Theory to Practice by the Academy of Management (2008). In Volume 1 you will learn to use patient records to achieve strategic alignment with your medical staff to improve patient care and ensure accurate reimbursement and quality ratings. Volume 2 of A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation provides resources to train your medical staff using the CAMP™ Method for physician clinical documentation training.
The book defines high quality clinical documentation (HQCD) as documentation that is timely, as well as legible, complete, reliable, clear, consistent (unambiguous), and precise. The CAMP™ Method is a four-part training process that uses the following four steps, along with various multi-media resources to train physicians in HQCD:
- Peer Learning
Additional information regarding the CAMP™ Method is available online at http://www.acompellingcase.com
"Any discussion about healthcare in the US should revolve around patients. A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation demonstrates that through proper training and best practices a modern healthcare organization can align with its medical staff and achieve operational efficiencies, increased regulatory compliance, accurate reimbursement and patient satisfaction while still focusing on high levels of patient care," said Dr. Ruthann Russo.
About Dr. Ruthann Russo:
Ruthann Russo is a managing director with Navigant Consulting and a partner in the law firm of Russo and Russo based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New York City. She has been working in and advising healthcare organizations and their medical staffs for over 20 years. She was previously the chief executive officer of HP3, Inc., HP3 Research Institute, and Cabot Marsh Corporation. Dr. Russo has written seven books addressing the industry wide issues of documentation, coding, and compliance in healthcare. She also wrote Mindful Healthcare: The Conscious Person's Guide to Living in Harmony with the US Healthcare System. She created the HealthMap™ program to help healthcare consumers proactively create a vision and plan for their care. She is a graduate of Dickinson College, American University's Washington College of Law, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's program in public health, Columbia University's Teachers College certification program in health counseling, and Touro University, where she earned her doctoral degree in business administration with an emphasis on healthcare management.
Email: contactus @ djiber.com